Over the years, computers have become more of a necessity than simply a perk. While there’s no denying the numerous benefits of the machine, buying a fully equipped computer can be pretty heavy on your pocket, particularly when you need it to only perform the basic computing tasks, such as, playing music, web browsing, saving data files and any other simple task, for which you don’t need to have any premium PC.
If your computing needs are modest or your budget is restrained, you may consider acquiring cheap desktop PC’s that has the ability to perform all those basic computing tasks. Cheap desktop PC’s are usually equipped with adequate memory, processing speed, and accompanying peripherals that can be upgraded as needed. Most of the parts installed on these PCs are replaceable and upgradable, enabling the user to make necessary changes as and when required. Keep in mind, if you have high end computing needs, it may not be beneficial to bring home any used or cheap computer.
Things To Remember
Before starting to look for cheap computers and cheap computer parts, there are two things that your new PC should have in place: Fast-running processor and adequate storage memory. A fast running (dual-core processor) will enable you to run multiple programs at the same time, without ever slowing down your PC. And having adequate storage memory will allow you to store huge loads of data, surf through it later. Typically, you’re going to want a 250GB or close to fulfill your data-stroing needs. You will need all of this space for saving your videos, photos, e-mails, and music.
Note: These two basic things are not to be compromised even when looking for a less expensive PC because without them your newly acquired PC wouldn’t be of any use.
There are a few options for you to consider when planning to buy cheap computers OR its parts.
Online-only shops such as kogan.com.au, i-tech.com.au/ and msy.com.au/ can be a great way to shop for cheap PC’s as well as cheap computer parts. These online retail shops have a wide array of computer items listed on their websites where you can easily select a product and look for its unique specs to make an informed choice. Depending on your needs, you can find both fully-blown computers and individual computer parts, such as, hard-drives, core processors or any other essential computing device. If you’re confused as to which PC to buy, some of these websites also offer customer guidance for you to reach an appropriate decision. Tell these representatives what your requirements for the PC are and what you’ll use it for. Also, make sure that you’re buying a PC that is upgradable and can be internally expanded to adjust your growing needs on later stages.
Comparison Site (staticice.com.au/)
Price comparison sites have been introduced to reduce the distance between retailers and consumers. However, they are also helpful in finding a broad variety of electronic products and also specialise in dealing with them. They have all the deals and prices listed to help you find the best possible deals available on a relatively lower price than what you’d pay originally to the manufacturer. Here, you may find a computer priced only around $120 (which is nothing compared to other places) with adequate system memory and running processor. Make sure, your new buy possess a dual core processor which is a must, given the reduced attention-span we are having these days. While using a computer, we keep hopping between multiple windows together—playing music, internet browsing and managing email accounts –that’s why we need faster processors that are able to multi-task.
While making a buy, look for more compact deals that also include peripherals –keyboard, desktop mouse, speakers and a card reader. This might cost you another $40 but it would cost you much more, should you decide to buy them separately.
Buying Second Hand
If you’re unwilling to spend any significant amount on your new PC, you can get it cheap from websites such as Gumtree or eBay, where you’ll find scrapped or used computers placed for sale. Usually, these cheap computers belong to those who’ no longer’ need it or have moved to a superior version. Hence, they are low-priced and can be easily acquired for as low as $90 or even less. However, there’s a downside to cheap computers and cheap computer parts—inefficient performance and they may already be broken or wreck. Even though, it’s cheaper to buy used or second-hand computers but it also involves a degree of risk and you may have to compromise on performance. At worse, you can get something completely unusable and slow, contrary to what you had desired to acquire. Your decision to buy a second hand computer should be well-thought and cautious at the same time. Only do so, when you have a back-up computer available to save the day for you.
Although electronic products doesn’t come with a lifetime restraint, meaning they can be used for as many years as possible without getting expired; however, just as anything else, they are also subject to degeneration and marginal efficiency. The usual lifespan of a PC is considered to be around three to four years, and after that it might still be working but doesn’t give satisfactory performance. When buying a second hand variant of these computers, you’re taking the risk that you’re possibly buying a junk-filled box with its best-before date long gone. Even if the item is in good working condition, it may be subject to plummeting performance within a short period of time. Keeping in mind this aspect of second hand products, you should always look for a product that has not been used for more than a year or two.